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Dinesh Chandra Chattopadhyay
Born (1917-01-27)27 January 1917
Paikara village, Jessore District, British India (now in Bangladesh)
Died 10 February 1995(1995-02-10) (aged 78)
Nationality Indian
Education M.A. (English)
Alma mater Calcutta University
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Occupation Writer, publisher, editor
Notable work
Duranata Eagal, Nil Ghurni, Bhayankarer Jibankotha
Children 2, including Tridib Kumar Chattopadhyay
Awards National Award, Vidyasagar Memorial Award

Dinesh Chandra Chattopadhyay (27 January 1917 – 10 February 1995) was a Bengali writer and editor.

Early life

Chattopadhyay was born in 1917 at Paikara village, Jessore District in British India. His father Abani Bhushan was a Mathematician and text book author. After the Entrance Examination he entered in St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. While studying in college he was attracted with revolutionary movement under the guidance of Pulin Behari Das. In 1939 Chattopadhyay joined in Communist Party of India and started work as volunteer. Muzaffar Ahmed and Nripen Chakraborty inspired him to work in Swadhinata, a Bengali Weekly magazine of the Communist Party. He passed M.A. in English from the Calcutta University.

Literary career

Chattopadhyay wrote and published number of Bengali books of Children literature from his ancestral publishing house Bidyoday Library in Kolkata. He published Kishore Bharati Child Magazine since 1968. He first got recognition for the novel Duranta Eagal which was serially released in Kishore Bharati and Nil Ghurni. In 1962 Chattopadhyay received National award for his book Bhayankarer Jibankotha and Vidyasagar Smriti Puraskar in 1987 for his classic creation Duranta Eagal. In 1982, he established Patra Bharati, a publishing company. He sometimes used a pen name, Dinanath Kashyap.


  • Duranta Eagal
  • Nil Ghurni
  • Manush Omanush
  • Kaler Joyadanka Baje
  • Bigganer Duswapna
  • Dussahasi Ranju
  • Bhayankarer Jibankotha
  • Bhaba Samagra (Vol 1 & 2)
  • Galpo Bole Bharat
  • Chirakaler Golpo
  • Oder Banchte Dao
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